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Become a Volunteer Firefighter

The fire and rescue service is a very diverse and challenging endeavor. However, it is not for everyone.  King County Fire District 20 provides professional service from highly trained and motivated firefighters. The commitment is extensive and so are the rewards. If you believe that you have the commitment, time, skills, physical ability and desire, then please read on.

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Types of Volunteers

  • The volunteer Firefighter who lives in or near the fire station and plans to service his/her department for years.
  • The volunteer firefighter who works shifts, get training and experience with the goal of joining a paid career fire department.

There are many good reasons for becoming a Volunteer Firefighter. Being a firefighter is a challenging, satisfying and rewarding experience. There is a special connection between firefighters that developed when you have a group of members that, on a moment’s notice at any time of day or night, respond to help a neighbor. Friendship and camaraderie are a big part of being a firefighter and are reflected in the department’s social functions. One of the biggest benefits of becoming a volunteer firefighter is the enormous amount of training provided. Training provided to the firefighters is not just applicable to firefighting; it is useful in all aspects of a person’s life.